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Olympus OM-D E-M5 vs Nikon 1 V1

Top 18 Reasons for the

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Compared to Nikon 1 V1

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Distinctly more megapixels (photo)
16.1 MP
vs
10.1 MP
1.59x more megapixels (photo)
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Significantly larger sensor
13 x 17.3 mm
vs
8.8 x 13.2 mm
1.94x larger sensor. The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
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Vastly higher maximum light sensitivity
25600 ISO
vs
6400 ISO
4x higher maximum light sensitivity. With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
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Has a flip-out screen
Yes
vs
No
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
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47
Has a stereo microphone
Yes
vs
No
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
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Has WiFi
Yes
vs
No
The device can connect to WiFi.
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39
Has a two-stage shutter
Yes
vs
No
A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
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38
Appreciably less startup delay
1.1 s
vs
1.3 s
0.20 s less startup delay. It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.
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36
Supports AVCHD format
Yes
vs
No
AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.
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Has sensor shift stabilization
Yes
vs
No
With sensor shift, the image sensor (rather than the lens) moves to counterbalance any vibration of the camera. This means the image will be stabilised regardless of what lens is being used.
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Weather sealed
Yes
vs
No
Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
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Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Yes
vs
No
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
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Has an optical viewfinder
Yes
vs
No
An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.
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Has 3D photo/video recording capabilities
Yes
vs
No
The device captures 3D still photos and/or 3D videos due to two separate lenses.
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30
Considerably longer exposure time
60 s
vs
30 s
30 s longer exposure time. When the camera shutter is open for a long time, more light is absorbed by the sensor. You can use this slow shutter speed to produce vivid night time photography, or capture the trajectory of moving objects such as motorway traffic.
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29
Substantially more lenses available
26
vs
4
22 more lenses available. A bigger variety of brand lenses means that you have more options and can find one that suits your needs.
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Has a touch screen
Yes
vs
No
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
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Has manual focus
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the focus.

Olympus OM-D E-M5 is better than Nikon 1 V1 because...

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Top 16 Reasons for the

Nikon 1 V1

Compared to Olympus OM-D E-M5

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Significantly more focus points
135
vs
35
100 more focus points. The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
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67
Significantly faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
10 fps
vs
9 fps
11.11% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
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Explicitly lighter
294 g
vs
425 g
131 g lighter
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Substantially faster maximum shutter speed
0.0000625 s
vs
0.00025 s
4x faster maximum shutter speed. A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
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Noticeably more battery power
1900 mAh
vs
1220 mAh
1.56x more battery power
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Lots higher pixel density
471 ppi
vs
375 ppi
25.60% higher pixel density
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42
Less body volume
373.58 cm³
vs
466.89 cm³
24.98% less body volume
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Clearly higher resolution
1176x784 px
vs
901x676 px
1.51x higher resolution
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40
Appreciably less shutter lag
0.097 s
vs
0.277 s
0.18 s less shutter lag. The amount of time it takes the camera to take a photo, without having to focus.
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Has GPS
Yes
vs
No
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
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27
Significantly higher resolution (screen)
921000 k dots
vs
610 k dots
920390 k dots higher resolution (screen). A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
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Lots narrower
113 mm
vs
122 mm
9 mm narrower
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26
Much shorter
76 mm
vs
89 mm
13 mm shorter
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Can be controlled remotely
Yes
vs
No
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
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Every pixel has three subpixels
Yes
vs
No
The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.
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Has a brand lens
Yes
vs
No
The lens is made by a reputable photographic equipment manufacturer, as opposed to a low-cost unbranded lens.

Nikon 1 V1 is better than Olympus OM-D E-M5 because...

Yes
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No

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